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Commissioned Officer Candidate - 09S


  • Active/Reserve:Both
  • Officer/Enlisted:Officer
  • Restrictions:None

Overview

Officers are the leaders of the Army. They lead from the front and adjust to environments that are always changing. To be an officer is to be respected as a Soldier and an inspiring leader both within the Army and its community. Officers earn this honor because they're trained to enhance personal and professional development of all whom they meet and work with.

Job Duties

  • Make quick, successful decisions that focus on completing the mission
  • Lead from the front and adjust to environments that are constantly changing
  • Command operations that combine armed companies on the battalion, brigade and division levels
  • Develop doctrine, organizations and equipment for a variety of missions
  • Requirements

  • Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
  • Training

    Officers receive training in career fields such as communication, personnel management, finance and logistics to develop leadership and problem-solving skills.

    Helpful Skills

  • Selfdiscipline, confidence and intelligence
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Capable of bearing numerous responsibilities
  • ASVAB

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • General Technical (GT): 110
  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

  • See the whole list of Army Occupational Specialties here

    To learn more about the Army's rank structure, see our complete list of Army ranks.
    To see a list of military medals and decorations that can be earned by servicemembers in the Army and other branches of the military, see our list of military decorations and medals.